Battling bucks give correspondent a show

Lone Butte writer's morning coffee and view of two bucks and doe interrupted by intruders

Two bucks squared off in the back yard of a Lone Butte resident to determine if two intruding grey bucks were going to stay with the doe that was travelling with two brown bucks. The brown bucks stood their ground and the two grey bucks turned tail and walked away.

Two bucks squared off in the back yard of a Lone Butte resident to determine if two intruding grey bucks were going to stay with the doe that was travelling with two brown bucks. The brown bucks stood their ground and the two grey bucks turned tail and walked away.

By Al Jones

I was pouring myself a cup of coffee this morning, just before sitting down to write this week’s column, when the most interesting event occurred out the kitchen window.

I noticed two bucks and a doe were lying and dozing in the sun. Just as I was taking some pictures, two more bucks walked into the yard.

That peaceful moment of tranquility changed quickly as the two brown bucks got up to answer the challenge. The female walked out of the picture, perhaps waiting for the outcome of the confrontation.

It was like watching a tag-team wrestling battle as the brown and grey two-point bucks interlocked horns, pushed and twisted their necks.

Eventually, the brown bucks were able to answer the challenge and left our yard and followed their female companion, while the two grey bucks left in a different direction.

School news

Horse Lake Elementary School (HLES) reports the biggest Book Fair ever and they sold more than $2,700 worth of products and books and earned more than $1,200 in resources and books for the school.

The school extends its congratulations to Morgan Summers and Ethan Hindmarsh who won the $25 family draw.

The Grade 6 volleyball tournament will be held at HLES on Nov. 23, and the Grade 7 tournament will be held at Mile 108 Elementary on Nov. 25.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) announces this year’s annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Dec. 3 at the Lone Butte Community Hall and it will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The tables are already taken, so it should be a big event.

The O.U.T. group will be selling chili and Christmas baking, and there promises to be a lot of interesting Christmas gift ideas. For information, call Pat at 250-395-2114.

Please remember to attend the LBHLCA’s annual general meeting at the community hall on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.